Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 9, 2011

European leaders meet in Brussels for yet another summit to determine the fate of the EU, and Britain has announced it won't sign off on any fiscal union. Another summit wraps up in South Africa today, as the UN concludes its climate talks. Richard Cordray was blocked by Senate Republicans from an appointment as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And wheat prices are falling, but that doesn't mean your cereal will be any less expensive.

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Protesters in Durban, South Africa fight for action to combat global warming as experts hold UN climate talks. The talks are concluding today.
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European leaders last week decided on a plan for greater austerity. But that plan could backfire and stunt growth in the future.
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European Union leaders pose for a family picture during an European Union summit at the EU headquarters on December 9, 2011 in Brussels.
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Police officers escort an opposition activist who was detained for an attempt to hold an unauthorized protest, just outside the Kremlin in Moscow, on December 4, 2011, during the parliament election.
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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions.